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Festivities, Fun and Families

The festive season is upon us so it’s important everyone gets an opportunity to experience a bit of Christmas magic! Supporting families who may have fallen on tough times is part what this month is all about. So, we’ve partnered up with a local community interest company, Beanblock. Their last project is running children’s Christmas parties to all those who need a little bit of help. With a sprinkle of Christmas magic, the children will celebrate with food, drinks, games and they’ll meet Santa himself.

We’ve been operating in Newark since 2003 and our local community are important to us. We’ve been raising funds and supporting many local charities and projects, but this Christmas BeanBlock really stood out to us.

Beanblock was formed by Cate and Aliki who met in March 2019. Bonding over the difficulties of being a parent, they become partners in this non-profit business. They recognised through personal experience the difficulties that families face throughout their time as parents, which is why practical solutions were integral to how their BeanBlock cafe was designed. Their family friendly café operates a full programme of community activities to give parents opportunities to make connections. BeanBlock stands out from the crowd through its dedication to mental health and commitment to providing provisions to families in Newark, as well as supporting other local charities and initiatives.

NOVATI’s HR Director Cathy Cook said: “As a parent who understands how tough it can be at Christmas, especially during these unfounded times. By supporting BeanBlock I hope that local families can feel that at least a little bit of weight has been lifted from their shoulders as we enter the next phase of the pandemic. The partnership with BeanBlock is a great demonstration of how we can collaborate with our local community to create social value.

Cate, Co-Found of Bean Project said: “We have been so lucky since we opened (and before) to have been supported by so many amazing local businesses who truly believe in the future of Newark, by helping us provide our hub for families. Our Newest Sponsor Novati have kindly sponsored our Christmas Party events, helping us provide an amazing experience as well as allowing us to offer this to those families that wouldn’t otherwise be able to bring their children.”

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